Host K.J. Choi wins C.J. Invitational in S. Korea

K.J. Choi

K.J. Choi

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea — Tournament host K.J. Choi won the Asian Tour's C.J. Invitational on Sunday, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory.

The 14th-ranked South Korean star finished at 17 under at Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club.

"I had so much things going on, I didn't really think about the win. I was busy looking after the players and taking care of the sponsors," Choi said. "Probably the fact that I wasn't thinking about the tournament helped me feel at ease. The way it turned out, I'm happy to be the inaugural champion even though I am hosting this event, it gives a special meaning."

Countryman Noh Seung-yeol was second after a 66.

American Anthony Kim (73) and third-round leader Lee Ki-sang (74) tied for third at 13 under.

"It was a tough day," Kim said. "I tried everything I could. The ball didn't want to go into the hole. But K.J. played amazing. He made the putts when he needed to."

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